Medicinal plants have been used in African Sangoma culture for hundreds of years - to cleanse and help people to connect to their true nature. This is reflected in conscious dreaming and in a more aware wakeful state. The Sangoma healing culture is one of the most ancient and misunderstood healing systems in the world. Yet up until the 1980’s, more than 80% of South Africans consulted traditional healers and Sangomas. Participants in this retreat will learn about medicinal plants and their uses and the role of ancestors and dreams. Some traditional plant cleanses will be demonstrated with non-hallucinogenic plants. John will show us the Sangoma version of meditative absorption in drumming, chanting and dancing. Every morning there will be a “dream circle” in which dreams will be interpreted. He will take us on a walk to find Sangoma healing plants at the BRC and demonstrate how they are harvested and prepared for use. Please bring a plastic basin which will be used to demonstrate medicinal foot healing and a dream journal, pen and paper to take notes.
John is available to give traditional sangoma bone divinations after the retreat on Friday 10th. Cost: R601 [some concessions available]. Book with the BRC office.